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  • Title: Dented Cans
  • Author: Heather Walsh
  • ISBN: 9781480268975
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback

  • A family secret is revealed during an ill fated yet hilarious trip to Disney World.Sixteen year old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery Her mother takes countless pictures of herA family secret is revealed during an ill fated yet hilarious trip to Disney World.Sixteen year old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery Her mother takes countless pictures of her family and then glues them down into the pages of her scrapbooks, but does not allow anyone to look at them Ryan, Hannah s mischievous fourteen year old brother, is headed straight for the remedial track at the local community college, if he s lucky Ben, her eight year old brother, is a walking sound effects machine, who prefers to communicate with noises rather than words While Hannah is focused on escaping her working class Connecticut suburb, she also finds herself being tugged back home as she worries about her brother Ben.Hannah s parents inflict one last family vacation on the Sampson children, a trip that goes comically wrong almost from the get go Hannah is forced to confront her family s past in Disney World, of all places, when an emotional argument prompts her parents to disclose a secret they have been keeping from the children for sixteen years Ultimately, she must decide whether to leave her hometown and not look back, or to focus on helping her family.
    Heather Walsh
    Heather Walsh grew up in North Haven, CT, fantastically close to Pepe s pizza.She received a B.A in English at Mary Washington College, which has been renamed to, drum roll please the University of Mary Washington This was after a failed attempt to name it Washington Monroe University, because there aren t enough schools honoring dead Virginian men already Heather graduated Phi Betta Kappa and summa cum laude, which sounds kind of fancy but really means she took easy classes.She taught high school English in Brooklyn for one year, where she loved the students but not the system She then joined corporate America and worked there for too many years as an IT trainer, project manager, business analyst, and SQL dabbler select from Drake_Equation.Her favorite writer is Alice Munro, her favorite movie is The Godfather Parts I II tied for first , and her favorite TV show is The Wire She has lived in some pretty neat places, including Brooklyn kind of before it was hipster cool to do so , Manhattan, and San Francisco The unfortunate result of living in these locations is that she has become an obnoxious foodie.She currently lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, Mike DeLucia, and their two children Her first novel, Dented Cans, has sold over 5,000 copies.


    Commentaires:

    Randee
    This was a Kindle freebie and I downloaded it after I read that it had a family trip to Disney World with mixed results. I fondly remember a family road trip to Disney World and was, perhaps, hoping to catch a wave and re-live my own experience. I also have a penchant for child narrators. This can be tricky to make sound authentic but when done with success, I feel like I'm experiencing a bit of seeing the world through a child's eyes, which is unique and refreshing (and often quite amusing.)Thi [...]

    Erin
    This is another one of those books where I finish it and think, "Did I read something different from everyone else who rated this 4 and 5 stars?"I thought it was well written, it's just that the story itself did nothing for me.Hannah Sampson, the narrator of our story, is 15 turning 16, the eldest child in her family, and seems so full of herself in regards to her intelligence that she comes across as a snooty know-it-all. She frequently makes comments about other's intelligence, even mentioning [...]

    Ryan Snyder
    I have to be honest. Going into this book, I did not think I was going to like it as well as I did. I was pre-warned that it was not a book centered on romance. The premise still sounded interesting, however, so I decided to give it a try. This book. was awesome. I absolutely love Hannah and her family. She is a sixteen year old girl and the story is told from her viewpoint and in her voice. She is so sarcastic and whip- smart. I love that in a female character. Sarcasm is my favorite form of co [...]

    Sara
    I would like to thank Heather Walsh for giving me this book in exchange for a review.Dented Cans is about the dysfunctions of the Sampson family. At the start, Hannah is a 15 year old teenager saving up to buy a car so she can move away from North Prospect as soon as possible. She gets good grades, and studies SAT words. This is her story. Then we have her brother Ryan. He is the typical 14 year old boy. He enjoys video games, and barely skimming by in school. Ben is the youngest at 8 years old. [...]

    Trisha
    My last book I'll read for 2012 and just in the nick of time)This is a very sarcastic but very real portrait of family. They aren't perfect, in fact they are a little off. And it doesn't seem like they know how to talk to each other. The children are bright but, wow, they are saucy. I like that. My family of 2 girls and I have a lot of fun at the table sassing Dad and having fun.But this family has a secret that many of them don't know. There are many secrets in this family, but one is finally r [...]

    Lucy
    Hannah, 16-going-on-60, dissects her dysfunctional family with great insight and gravitas

    Sarah
    (Source: I received a digital copy of his book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Heather Walsh.)16-year-old Hannah’s priorities are: 1. Get good grades, 2. Buy a car, and 3. Get into a good university as far away from her nutty family as possible.The eldest of 3, Hannah has to put up with a lot. Her Dad has hundreds of dented cans (some unlabelled) stored in the basement, her mother buys powdered milk because it’s so much cheaper (even if it tastes horrible), 14-year-old R [...]

    Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
    "Unlike all these fools in my class,I didn't expect high school to be this incredible, mind-blowing experience.High school was like purgatory.You just had to wait it outuntil you got to the real deal."--Heather Walsh, Dented CansSo initially upon being asked to review this I was very excited because, hello?! family trip to Disney World? Love it! Unfortunately this book just didn't get along with my Disney ideals. I am all about snarky, opinionated, and very observant characters but I didn't real [...]

    Megan (The Book Babe)
    [image error]Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.I've got to say before I write this review that I didn't really like this book. It just wasn't for me.My biggest overall problem with Dented Cans was that I just couldn't identify with the main character, Hannah. She worries about everything. She worries about college, she worries about the SAT's, she worries about her little brotherse just worries TOO much.She also really wants to get away from her hometown. She wants to leave so much [...]

    Justine
    I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.This book was not for me. I found it to be very long for its 150 pages and I couldn't wait to be done reading it. I just didn't see any point to the story. It just followed around a very weird family that was trying to pretend they were normal and were failing at it. I found that the family didn't really so anything, they drug the children to Disneyworld even though they didn't want to go. I found that crazy because who w [...]

    Monie
    Dented Cans was a quick and easy read but I wanted more to happen. The blurb refers to a big family secret that gets revealed during a miserable vacation to Disney World but that doesn't happen until the end of the book. The rest of the story just kind of breezed by with nothing to engage me. I think just about everyone I know can claim a dysfunctional family but the Sampsons really do have family drama and I think more could have been done earlier in the book to show why Hannah can't wait to ge [...]

    Carol Brill
    I received this book in a give-away in exchange for an honest review. The writing flows easily and the author, who clearly has writing talent, took care to carefully edit. The story is told from the point of view of 16 year-old Hannah, who has two younger brothers, a mother who has frequent headaches and a scrapbook obsession, and a father who collects rocks and hoards dented cans. While each character has quirky behavior, the lack of specific enough detail in action and dialogue made it difficu [...]

    Lisa
    This was a fast paced novel- it only took me a day to read it. I thought the author captured the voice of a 16 yr. old well. At first I wished the other characters had been fleshed out more but it is Hannah's story so I got over that. I found it to be an accurate portrayal of a dysfunctional family and applauded Hannah's decision- that sometimes you have to help yourself first in order to help others. A nice coming of age tale.I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    Brandy Corona
    Dented Cans really surprised me. I felt after the first few pages, it may be a little slow for my liking, but it really picked up and was just amazing. I think this story has so much moral stuffing inside that you cannot put it down without being taught valuable life lessons.I absolutely LOVED Hannah and her crazy family especially the Dad. This lets us all know that having a crazy family is really normal! All families have dysfunctional parts to them! You will be glad you picked this up and I a [...]

    Aurora
    Name of Book: Dented CansAuthor: Heather WalshISBN: 9781480268975Publisher: CreatespaceType of book: Disney World, 2000s? family relationships, getting away, small town, intelligence, secretsYear it was published: 2012Summary:A family secret is revealed during an ill-fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney World.Sixteen-year-old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal. Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which a [...]

    Anncleire
    This was what I now understood. This was the Hannah Creed. 1) You were responsible for what happened to yourself, and 2) you had to take care of yourself first before you could help anyone else.“Dented cans” è arrivato nella lista delle cose da leggere direttamente per mezzo della sua autrice che mi ha inviato il romanzo per avere una mia recensione. Sono sincera, in questo caso non sono stata particolarmente accurata nella lettura della trama, e quando ho capito che era un ya mi ero detta [...]

    Alicia
    This is one of those books where I’m on again, off again. I wanted to love it, I really did, especially after reading The Drake Equation, also by Heather Walsh, but I just couldn’t.The beginning was great. I thought that the first chapter was a great hook. It really captured my attention and had me itching to find out more. However, as the book went on, it also started to go off rails, for me, and I found it hard to stick with it. The first half of the novel I could live with, for the most p [...]

    Emz Chang
    DENTED CANS is about a girl named Hannah, who lives in a small town with her dysfunctional family. Her family IS quite weird. Her father enjoys scavenging the clearance section of supermarkets for dented cans because they are cheaper than regular price. Her mother collects pictures of the family, spends time creating a scrapbook to put them in, and them doesn't let anyone look at the book. Her oldest, younger brother, Ryan, doesn't care at all about school. At all. While her youngest brother, Be [...]

    Ravencrantz
    Well, I don't think I want to go to Disney World anymore. I'm trying to read genres I wouldn't normally read. I tend to stay in the fantasy/YA genre and I would really like to branch out. So, I read Dented Cans. I can't say I'm disappointed. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the humorous and sarcastic tone that Hannah, our narrator, gave us. At some point or other, every teenager just wants to get out of the house and have their parents leave them alone and get off their back for once. That's [...]

    Jay
    Dented Cans By Heather Walsh Hannah Simpson, age 16 going on 93, is trying to survive her family. She’s wise beyond her years and has an uncanny knack for seeing humor where most would see, well, just another abnormal and dysfunctional family. Her father has a strange habit of buying un-labeled, dented cans at the local grocery which is perhaps the star metaphor of this witty coming-of-age novel. Though lean on words, there’s a lot here to sink your Young Adult teeth into. From the angst of [...]

    Becky
    I received this novel for review quite a while ago and added it to my long list. Only just got to it. It's very short at just 95 pages and so a quick read.Hannah wants to leave her small town and go to a good university, if she can afford it. Her parents are quite tight with money, her dad's hobby is to buy dented cans from the supermarket as they get marked down and he particularly likes ones that have lost their labels. He likes the mystery.But not everything is happy in the family, her brothe [...]

    Priya
    You know how sometimes a great book comes along that on putting alongside all the review copies you have read up to that point, seems, most incredibly, even greater. Last year, it may have been The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap that did that for me. This year, it is Dented Cans. It would be rather unfair and would count as cheating to go back and slightly reduce the ratings of all the books I've reviewed (I only rate review copies, the idea of giving books stars bothers me, but that's another is [...]

    Leah
    The story of one family's life with a frugal father. The Sampson family is known for their cheapness. The father loves to buy dented and unlabeled cans at discount prices. Sixteen year old Hannah knows her family is not normal. She can't wait for the day she can get away. Her fourteen year old brother, Ryan, is on the fast track to nowhere getting by by doing the bare minimum. Her eight-year-old brother, Ben, prefers to talk in sound effects and eat only chicken nuggets.The major part of the sto [...]

    Andrea
    Being a teen is hard enough. Being a teen in a dysfunctional family is even harder. Hannah Sampson is that teen. In this interesting look at a family in quiet chaos. Hannah, the narrator, is by all (her) account, normal. The rest of her family, with the exception of her hyper, yet apathetic brother Ryan, are not. Hannah's dad collects cans of food. Dented Cans. Every can is a bargain to Hannah's dad; a treasure. Her stores them, loves them. He is obsessed with bargains, and watches every penny h [...]

    Chris Blake
    Disney World is a place where dreams come true, but for the Sampson family in Heather Walsh’s short novel, Dented Cans, it’s a place of comic mishaps and strange, dark secrets.Told in the first-person by the oldest child, the precocious Hannah, Dented Cans is a portrait of a dysfunctional family headed by passive parents who refuse to confront their secrets. Dad collects dented cans, especially ones without labels, which he can buy at a deep discount. Mom takes photos at every opportunity, b [...]

    Book Club Mom
    Here’s a nice young adult read for teens who, more than anything, want a normal family with normal parents and normal relationships.Hannah Sampson is a high school junior who’s in a hurry to escape her family and their blue-collar town of North Prospect, Connecticut. Nothing can keep her from wanting to leave. Her quirky parents are borderline hoarders. Her mother fills scrapbooks with pictures and packs them away in the basement. Her father can’t pass up a bargain on dented cans from the [...]

    YA Novelties
    Check this review out at our blog!Such an odd title, but I enjoyed it. But for most of the novel, Hannah, the main character, seems to be rambling. The events in the book keep jumping around it's hard to tell what Hannah wants us to know. Maybe she wants us to know everything or maybe she just wanted to make her case that her parents deserve the weirdest-parents-of-the-century award. Her parent are definitely odd balls, but for most of the novel they didn't seem like parents to me. First off the [...]

    Jennifer
    I read this straight though. That means, I didn't want to stop before I got to the huge family secret. I liked the characters, which made the reading go fast. The main girl is not perfect and brilliant, not too obsessed with boys and not recklessly I-gotta-get-outta-here. Her younger brother is definitely ADD a bit, but smart, and has figured out a way to skate through high school at an early age. The youngest brother is adorable, and with an autistic brother-in-law, the author doesn't say so bu [...]

    Tia Bach
    Hannah wants to escape. Like most teenagers, she's ready to strike out on her own. Her parents odd behavior and distance are really starting to weigh her down. The dented cans her father is obsessed with buying have become a symbol for their broken family.Hannah wishes things were different. Frustrated and unsure how to make a difference, she decides to focus on her baby brother. She fears her parents have put blinders on to his real needs. Then her younger brother, Ryan, starts acting out more [...]

    Michael McManus
    Reviewed by Michael McManus for Reader's Favorite.Hannah Sampson is a near normal, adolescent who dreams of breaking the ties with her barely functional family, at least geographically. She is smart, admittedly cute, has a small circle of friends (none of whom have ever visited her home) but she lacks a boyfriend and any kind of co-ed social life. She was kissed once, but she suspects that may have been on a dare. Her story, Dented Cans, takes us on a year-long foray through the events of a fami [...]

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